Monument record MCC720 - Lion Walk (Early Medieval Street), Colchester


Medieval street, Lion Walk (Previously 'Cat Lane').


Grid reference TL 99697 25070 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Early record of 'Cat Lane' in 1319-20, now Lion Walk <1><2>

A section was cut across Lion Walk during the excavations of 1971-4. The earliest metalling sealed post-Roman topsoil and at least one stake hole. The earliest metalling contained fragments of tile all of which were Roman. The absence of peg-tile is consistent with a date before the 13th century. Stratigraphically the earliest metalling fits well along the frontage of building 28 <MON492> and the likely level from which the foundation of this was cut.<3>

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Morant, Philip. 1748. History of Colchester (Wire's copy). 2,35 A.
  • <2> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 1: Aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester. 1. p.79.
  • <3> Serial: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 3: Excavations at Lion Walk, Balkerne Lane and Middleborough, Colchester, Essex. 3. p.92.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 23 2017 8:56AM

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